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St Sigismund parish
05-507 Słomczyn
85 Wiślana Str.
Konstancin deanery
Warsaw archdiocese, Poland

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surname

FEDUKOWICZ

surname
versions/aliases

FIEDUKIEWICZ

forename(s)

Andrew (pl. Andrzej)

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function

diocesan priest

creed

Latin (Roman Catholic) Churchmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.09.21]

diocese / province

Zhytomyr diocesemore on
www.catholic-hierarchy.org
[access: 2021.12.19]

academic distinctions

Sacred Theology MA

honorary titles

prelatemore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]

Papal chamberlainmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.22]

Order of „Polonia Restituta”more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2019.04.16]

Minor Canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
(Zhytomyr cathedral)
Minor Canonmore on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
(Łuck cathedralmore on
pl.wikipedia.org
[access: 2014.11.14]
)

date and place of death

04.03.1925

Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]

details of death

As the prefect in Zhytomyr, participated in the activities of the clandestine Zhytomyr Student Self–Education Corporation founded in 1877 — gathered young people in his own apartment, gave lectures on Polish history, language and literature.

In 1918‑9 defended Jewish population hiding them in the basements of Zhytomyr cathedral, during numerous attacks of Ukrainian troops.

During Polish–Russian war of 1920, during Kiev expedition of Polish Army under Joseph Piłsudski defended Jews from pogrom — in danger of being accused of mudering Polish soldiers.

After withdrawal of Polish troops stayed behind in his parish, in Zhytomyr, soon under Russian control.

For the first time arrested in 1922.

Accused of hiding valuables.

Released.

On 04.11.1923 arrested again, together with Fr John Kotwicki and Fr Anthony Traczyński among others, and accused of membership of „White Eagle”, clandestine Polish resistance organization, and espionage for Poland.

Held captive in Zhytomyr.

Tortured.

For 5 weeks kept in a „isolation room” — a dark, damp, stuffy, infested cell.

Subjected to hypnosis, closed in the so‑called „stone bags” — narrow crevices in the walls where one could only stand on his toes, in a crooked position.

Starved, and then fed with bread with pieces of broken glass.

Agreed to become Russian secret police OGPU informer under condition, that 19 of his parishioners are released.

On 25.12.1923 released himself.

Did not fulfill his part of the „bargain” and on 09.05.1924 arrested again.

Jailed in Zhytomyr and Kharkiv.

Again tortured and blackmailed.

Broke down, admitted to „espionage” and wrote a letter to the Pope rejecting accusations that Catholics were persecuted in Russia, subsequently published.

On 10.11.1924 released.

On 04.03.1925 on the banks of the river in Zhytomyr committed suicide — doused himself with kerosene and set alight.

Perished few hours later in hospital saying that he „committed a sin against humanity and had to punish himself”.

cause of death

suicide

perpetrators

Russians

date and place of birth

20.11.1875

Denisovotoday: Myory ssov., Myory dist., Vitebsk reg., Belarus
more on
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[access: 2022.08.05]

alt. dates and places of birth

07.11.1875

presbyter (holy orders)/
ordination

14.03.1903 (Sankt Petersburgtoday: Saint Petersburg city, Russia)

positions held

vicar general {to Volyn and Berdychiv county}

from 1917

deputy dean {dean.: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
}

from 1917

parish priest {parish: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
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[access: 2021.09.17]
, cathedral St Sophie}

1911 – 1917

chancellor {Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, Diocesan Curia; dioc.: Zhytomyr}

1903 – 1917

prefect {parish: Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, cathedral St Sophie}, II Men's Gymnasium (1903‑17), I Two‑Year Municipal School (1903‑09), III H. Stebłowska's Women's Gymnasium (1905‑14), private N. Pokramowicz's Women's Gymnasium (1913‑17)

1899 – 1903

student {Sankt Petersburgtoday: Saint Petersburg city, Russia, philosophy and theology, Imperial Roman Catholic Spiritual Academy (1842‑1918)}

1895 – 1899

student {Zhytomyrtoday: Zhytomyr rai., Zhytomyr obl., Ukraine
more on
en.wikipedia.org
[access: 2021.09.17]
, philosophy and theology, Theological Seminary}

others related in death

KOTWICKIClick to display biography John, TRACZYŃSKIClick to display biography Anthony, KRUSCHINSKIClick to display biography Joseph

murder sites
camps (+ prisoner no)

Kharkiv (prison): Russian criminal prison where in the 1930s a number of Catholic priests were held prior to being sent to Russian concentration camps.

Zhytomyr (prison): Russian investigative prison known for cruel interrogation methods used by the Russians. Execution site as well.

Polish-Russian war of 1919—21: War for independence of Poland and its borders. Poland regained independence in 1918 but had to fight for its borders with former imperial powers, in particular Russia. Russia planned to incite Bolshevik–like revolutions in the Western Europe and thus invaded Poland. Russian invaders were defeated in 08.1920 in a battle called Warsaw battle („Vistula river miracle”, one of the 10 most important battles in history, according to some historians). Thanks to this victory Poland recaptured part of the lands lost during partitions of Poland in XVIII century, and Europe was saved from the genocidal Communism. (more on: en.wikipedia.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
)

sources

personal:
biographies.library.nd.eduClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
, miory.blog.onet.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2014.12.20]
, ojs.tnkul.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2022.08.05]
, slowopolskie.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, slowopolskie.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]

bibliograhical:, „Fate of the Catholic clergy in USSR 1917‑39. Martyrology”, Roman Dzwonkowski, SAC, ed. Science Society KUL, 2003, Lublin,
original images:
slowopolskie.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, slowopolskie.orgClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, nieobecni.com.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]
, ipn.gov.plClick to attempt to display webpage
[access: 2019.02.02]

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